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Employment

CHANGES AT MEMORY CARE HOME SOLUTIONS

Haley Goodfellow has been promoted to Development Specialist. She oversees all organization and administrative details regarding special donor relationships, advancement, marketing and public relations. Janet Wood has joined the organization as Intake Specialist. She will manage intake calls, scheduling visits or consults, updating records and program materials, contacting potential referral sources, and overseeing all of client follow up procedures. "We are thrilled to add these two talented women to our full time staff. Their skill and expertise allows our organization to expand and serve more unpaid family caregivers of loved ones with memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer's disease," says Lisa Baron, Founder and Executive Director of Memory Care Home Solutions, a non-profit organization that exists to extend and improve quality time at home for families caring for loved ones with memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer's disease. 

Haley Goodfellow, hgoodfellow@memorycarehs.org, Memory Care Home Solutions, 314-645-6247, www.memorycarehs.org

 

POSITION: ADMINISTRATOR

St. Elizabeth Hall Assisted Living Facility 

Manages, and is responsible for, all on-going functions of the ALFs, ensuring that all residents receive appropriate care and treatment and enabling the facility to retain licensure from the Department of Health and Senior Services and/or Department of Mental Health. Maintains appropriate records; employee records; preventive maintenance records; reviews fire drills; payroll; DHSS/DMH reports; facility invoices and bills for payment; residents' personal funds. Leads resident screenings and decides upon admission. Distributes medication, if necessary. (Must be Med. Level 1 trained within 6 months of hire). Must have a current and valid Missouri Nursing Home Administrator's license, or be able to acquire one within 90 days of hire. An Associate's degree is required and a Bachelor's degree is preferred. Management or supervisory experience is required. Experience working in an Assisted Living Facility preferred.

Allan Standberry, astandberry@crssstl.org, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, 314-918-2254, www.cardinalritterseniorservices@crssstl.org

 

POSITION: CAREGIVERS

Compassionate Nursing Services

Shifts range from days, evenings and nights. Short shifts or long shifts during the week or weekend. Our agency provides care in St. Louis City, St. Louis County (West, South, North), and St. Charles. We are only looking for experienced caregivers that have worked in the home, hospital, or nursing home. You must have a car, clear background, and want to provide compassionate care to those in need around St. Louis. To apply go to our website at www.compassionllc.com.

Matt Skaggs, admin@compassionstl.com, Compassionate Nursing Services, 314-432-4312, www.compassionllc.com

 

POSITION: STAFFING COORDINATOR

Home Instead Senior Care 

Coordinator will create and maintain caregivers/clients schedules; address call-outs and arrange coverage as needed; communicate on a professional level with clients regarding changes in their schedules; process time off requests and sick leave; maintain confidentiality of all client and family information; process applications; check applicant references; schedule interviews; provide after-hours on-call scheduling service. Must be able to manage multiple tasks, problem solve, possess professional phone skills and computer skills. Attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills are a must. Seeking experienced persons with at least 2 years' experience. Must also have at least 2 years' staffing Medicaid. High School diploma, background in a healthcare setting, experience with scheduling in private duty would be helpful but is not required, experience with Microsoft Office preferred.

Keisha  Powell, kpowell@homeinsteadcare.com, Home Instead Senior Care, 314-862-4663, www.homeinsteadcare.com

 

POSITION: COMPANION CARE

Good Samaritan Senior Care

Home is where the heart is for most seniors, but to live safely at home, many need your help.  At Good Samaritan Senior Care you'll have:  A schedule that fits your availability; part-time hours, days, nights, and weekends; excellent training and certification in Companion Care; a team approach that will support you; and the opportunity to interact with your clients on a personal level. For more information, call Good Samaritan Senior Care at 314-849-4111. To apply, go to https://tsc240.ersp.biz/employment/. Matture and retired caregivers are welcome!

Janice Noser, janice@goodsamaritanseniorcare.com, Good Samaritan Senior Care, 314-849-4111, GoodSamaritanSeniorCare.com

 

POSITION: PT DRIVER

Young in Spirit Adult Day Center

Responsible for providing curb-to-door transportation for seniors and individuals with developmental disabilities. Must have a current valid driver's Class E license and clean driving record. For further information, please call 314-645-2411 and ask for Laura or e-mail resume to llbrn72656@aol.com.

Laura Bone, llbrn72656@aol.com, Young in Spirit Adult Day Center, 314-645-2411, www.younginspiritadultdaycenter.com

 

POSITION: ACTIVITY COORDINATOR

Young in Spirit Adult Day Center

Experience working with Seniors and Developmental Disabilities a must. Looking for a kind, compassionate, energetic individual that loves working with people. Responsible for planning and organizing individual and group activities to meet the social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of the clients. Develops and distributes monthly activity calendars to clients and posts for easy reference. Values teamwork. Please e-mail resume to llbrn72656@aol.com or call 314-645-2411.

Laura Bone, llbrn72656@aol.com, Young in Spirit Adult Day Center, 314-645-2411, www.younginspiritadultdaycenter.com


POSITION: RN CASE MANAGER

AW Health Care 

This position will work out of our Wentzville, Missouri office with patients in west St. Louis County and St. Charles County. If you want to work for a patient-focused, team-based organization and are up for the challenge to help restore patient independence, then AW Health Care is where you should be! Apply online at www.awhealthcare.com

Rebecca Boerner, raboerner@charter.net, AW Health Care, 314-726-5600, www.awhealthcare.com

 

POSITION: PHYSICAL THERAPIST 

AW Health Care 

This position will work with patients in central and south St. Louis County. If you want to work for a patient-focused, team-based organization and are up for the challenge to help restore patient independence, then AW Health Care is where you should be! Apply online at www.awhealthcare.com

Rebecca Boerner, raboerner@charter.net, AW Health Care, 314-726-5600, www.awhealthcare.com

 

Honors & Recognition

MANORCARE HONORS DOCTORS ON NATIONAL DOCTORS' DAY

ManorCare Health Services-Florissant is honoring National Doctors' Day, March 30th. The annual celebration recognizes the importance of physicians and the numerous contributions they make to modern medicine. The date of Doctors' Day originates from the date widely considered to represent the discovery of anesthesia. On March 30, 1842, in Barrow County, Ga., Crawford B. Long, M.D., administered inhaled ether to a patient before removing a tumor. What originally was observed as a day honoring doctors in Georgia grew into a national annual observance, including the customary red carnation as a symbol. Today, ManorCare Health Services-Florissant is continuing the tradition by passing out carnations to the doctors that touch the lives of each of our patients. ManorCare Health Services, located at 1200 Graham Rd., Florissant, MO, is part of the HCR ManorCare family comprised of centers that are leading providers of short-term post-acute services and long-term care. With 60,000 caregivers nationwide, the HCR ManorCare centers are preeminent care providers in their communities. 

Barb Ossieck RN, bossieck@hcr-manorcare.com, HCR ManorCare Health Services-Florissant, 314-838-6555, 

www.manorcare.com/Florissant 

Events - Arts & Entertainment

TUESDAY, MARCH 17

12:00 p.m. at Mascoutah Senior Services

Mascoutah Seniors will celebrate St. Patrick's Day the Mascoutah Way with corned beef and cabbage and brats and kraut. As is their tradition, the Waterloo German Band will play their renditions of familiar Irish and German tunes. For information call, 618-566-8758.

Sandra Hakanson, mascoutahsrdirector@gmail.com, Mascoutah Senior Services Program, 618-566-8758, mascoutahseniorcenter.org

TUESDAYS, MARCH 17 & 24

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St. Louis Oasis

Women in the Founding Era. Explore the life and roles of women in the last half of the 18th century. We will analyze life patterns and roles played by women during the American Revolution and the founding of the new government. Learn about the "Founding Mothers" beside the men we call "Founding Fathers." Fee: $24 for two sessions. Register today at 314-862-4859, ex. 24. Presented by St. Louis OASIS.

Christopher Brown, cbrown@oasisnet.org, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Louis Oasis

Rachel Carson alerted the world to the dangers of pesticides in her groundbreaking book "Silent Spring". A celebrated nature writer and biologist, Carson was reverently called the "Mother of Environmentalist" by many and blasphemed by others for helping ban DDT.  Fee: $10. Register today at 314-862-4859, ex. 24. Presented by St. Louis OASIS.

Christopher Brown, cbrown@oasisnet.org, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 24
7:00 p.m. at St. Louis Public Library

Celebrity chef and author Rick Bayless became synonymous with Mexican food after winning Season 1 of Bravo's Top Chef Masters. His highly-rated PBS series, Mexico-One Plate at a Time is now in its 9th season. He is the author of eight cookbooks and has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Best Culinary host. Throughout March, the St. Louis Public Library will be offering a month of culinary events called "Food for Thought". For a complete listing and description of Food for Thought programs and events, visit slpl.org or stop by your favorite Branch and pick up a copy of our commemorative brochure. Then head to the Library and start your culinary adventure! 

Linda Smith, lsmith@slpl.org, St. Louis Public Library, 314-880-8759, www.slpl.org

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at St. Louis Oasis

John Singer Sargent is best remembered for his portraits of the wealthy and privileged that provide an enduring image of early 20th century society. He was also a gifted landscape painter and watercolorist. Fee: $12. Presented by St. Louis Oasis. Sign up at 314-862-4859, ex. 24.

Christopher Brown, cbrown@oasisnet.org, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 26

7:30 p.m. at Concordia Turner 

The St. Louis Banjo Club will perform at Concordia Turner Hall. Sing along and listen to 15 banjo players playing the songs you know. This free event is an evening of lively music played on "America's fun instrument- the four-string banjo". Concordia Turner is located at 6432 Gravois, St. Louis, MO 63116. For more information, call 314-842-3185 or visit our website: www.stlouisbanjoclub.org.

Don Dempsey, dldempsey@earthlink.net, St. Louis Banjo Club, 314-842-3185, www.stlouisbanjoclub.org

 

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 & 24 

4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at YaYa's Euro Bistro

Join the Friends of St. Luke's for an evening out at YaYa's Euro Bistro, 15601 Olive Boulevard. Dine on YaYa's delicious cuisine and support the health of the community all in one night! Enjoy a three-course meal, priced at $50. A portion of the evening's proceeds benefit the Friends of St. Luke's and fund important programs at St. Luke's Hospital. To view menu choices visit: stlukes-stl.com/friends.  Reserve your table now. Call 636-537-9991 or go to yayasstl.com/reservations.php and mention the Friends of St. Luke's.

Sarah Iba, sarah.iba@stlukes-stl.com, St. Luke's Hospital, 636-537-9991, yayasstl.com/reservations.php

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 31 

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the J

The Adult Day Center at the J and the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers Midwest Chapter-St. Louis Unit invite you to a free viewing of "ALIVE INSIDE" , an award-winning documentary about music that can help to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self. Come to the J at 2 Millstone Campus Drive, 63146. RSVP to Anna Zelinske at 314-442-3245 or azelinske@jccstl.org

Judy Mange, mangej@msn.com, Aging Well, 314-962-9115

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at The Missouri History Museum

The St. Louis Irish Arts Ensemble, led by the renown Helen Gannon, is best known for their precision step-dancing. You can count on seeing a high level of hard-shoe and soft-shoe dancing, instrument playing and singing. Held in the E. Desmond Lee Auditorium at The Missouri History Museum located at Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park. Admission is free. For handicapped accessible information contact Lynn Hamilton 314-420-1444 or email lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org.

Lynn Hamilton, lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org, Maturity And Its Muse, 314-420-1444, maturityanditsmuse.org

 

MONDAY, APRIL 6

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at The Bridge

You are invited to an evening of wine and hors d'oeuvres at The Bridge at Florissant's Party on the Patio. 1101 Garden Plaza Drive, Florissant, MO 63031. The event is free; please RSVP at 314-831-0988. 

Venus Martz, vmartz@centurypa.com, The Bridge at Florissant, 314-831-0988, thebridgeatflorissant.com

 

THURSDAYS, APRIL 9, 16, & 23

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at St. Louis Oasis

Get to know the masters of the Italian High Renaissance. Each session will feature two masters along with supplementary information about the cities in which they worked, their patrons and their times. Featured artists will be Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Correggio and Frederico Barocci.  Fee: $30 for all 3 sessions. Register by calling 314-862-4859, ex 24. Presented by St. Louis Oasis.

Christopher Brown, cbrown@oasisnet.org, St. Louis Oasis, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Clayton Oasis

Treasure or Trash? A fun, hands-on class offered by the Clayton Oasis, 50 Gay Ave. Clayton, MO 63105, will be led by Maria Gianino, owner of Legacy Appraisals, www.legacy-appraisals.com. Fee: $11. 

Maria Gianino, maria@legacy-appraisals.com, Legacy Appraisals, 314-412-6098, www.legacy-appraisals.com

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Villages

Join us for Bingo! Public welcome. Must RSVP to Lori Guilliams by April 13. The Villages of St. Peters, 5400 Executive Centre Pkwy, St. Peters, MO 63376.

Lori Guilliams, lguilliams@vofsp.com, The Villages of St. Peters, 314-471-3757, www.vofsp.com

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Koken Art Factory

SAGE Metro St. Louis and AARP St. Louis present Friends of Toto: A Canine Contest, a one-of-a-kind event for dogs, dog owners, and dog lovers, to benefit SAGE Metro St. Louis. Enter your dog in one of five fun rounds or join the audience and vote for the winners by buying tickets. The rounds include best costume, look-a-like, best trick, most unusual and best vocalist, with a final best in show. More information visit http://www.sagemetrostl.org/friends-of-toto. For registration and tickets, go to http://friendsoftotosage.bpt.me/.

Sherrill Wayland, swayland@sagemetrostl.org, SAGE Metro St. Louis, 314-772-5887, http://www.sagemetrostl.org/friends-of-toto

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

at the Liberty Bank Amphitheater in Alton

Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas will headline the 6th Annual Feed the Need Concert benefiting Meals On Wheels. Tickets are $40 and are on sale at www.metrotix.com  The Fox Theater, the Alton Visitors Center, and Senior Services Plus. 

Brent Wingerter, bwingerter@seniorservicesplus.org, Senior Services Plus, 618-465-3298, www.seniorservicesplus.org

 

ONGOING, APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Alzheimer's Association St. Louis

The Cardinals Reminiscence League is open to people with memory loss who would like to share memories about the Cardinals baseball team, learn about the team's history, and support the current team. New fans and those who would like to socialize and learn more are welcome. First and Third Fridays of the month from April 3 to Oct. 16 (no meetings in Sept.) at the Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter Office, 9370 Olive Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63132. This group is free and family members are welcome, but registration is required. Register by contacting the St. Louis Chapter, at 800-272-3900 or by emailing stlfamilyservices@alz.org.

Lindy Noel, lnoel@alz.org, Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter, 800-272-3900, www.alz.org/stl 
Support & Counseling

ONGOING TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

BJC Hospice offers two grief support groups for those who have lost a spouse or life partner. Threshold is designed for those who are still in the workforce or care for children and meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in University City. Portals  is designed for spouses or partners who are no longer working and meets the third Thursday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in St. Peters, MO. For more information, please contact Sandy Dillon at 314-953-1683.

Sandra Dillon, sandra.dillon@bjc.org, BJC Hospice, 314-872-5050, www.bjchospice.org

 

ONGOING, SECOND FRIDAYS

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Alton Memorial

Caregivers support group is held at The Center for Senior Renewal on the second Friday of every month at Alton Memorial Hospital. All are welcome. For more information please call 618-463-7895.  Meredith Parkermap3737@bjc.org, Center for Senior Renewal, 618-463-7895

Aging
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Health Tip: Exercising as a Senior
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Announcements

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT IN KIRKWOOD

Coldwell Banker Gundaker and Midwest Recycling will sponsor an electronics recycling day on Saturday, March 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at 421 S. Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122. Due to the toxic materials present in modern electronics, e-waste should not be put in the community trash headed for the landfill. Recycling broken or unwanted electronic equipment is an important part of maintaining a clean, safe environment. What is e-waste? Basically anything that has a cord or battery. Most items will be accepted for free; there is a minimal charge for taking in televisions and monitors. Contact Jane Leonard Senior Real Estate Specialist 314-657-7962 or janeleonard@cbgundaker.com  for more information.

Lisa Gilliam, lisa@sixhourorganizer.com, Six Hour Organizer, 314-578-2914, www.sixhourorganizer.com

 

SENIOR CONCIERGE SERVICE OPENS IN CHESTERFIELD

Saint Louis Concierge is a personal assistance and concierge service for seniors and their families, offering non-medical, in-home assistance to active seniors looking to free themselves of routine or difficult tasks, helping them maintain an independent and dignified lifestyle in their own home. Seniors receiving assistance with daily needs are able to remain in their own homes longer and families are able to spend more quality time together by leaving time-consuming and tedious daily details to a trusted assistant. Saint Louis Concierge's services accommodate individual needs and schedules, ensuring their clients' ability to maintain their surroundings, control their personal care and continue to enjoy their favorite activities. Personal service is the solution when independent seniors want to become less dependent on family and friends. Saint Louis Concierge also offers services for loved ones in independent and assisted living facilities. For more information call or text Joseph White at 314-399-2223. Appointments can also be scheduled online at www.STLConcierge.com
Joseph White, Concierge@STLConcierge.com, Saint Louis Concierge, 314-399-2223, www.stlconcierge.com

 

BLUEBIRD PUBLISHES NEW BOOK ON REDBIRDS

Bluebird Publishing is pleased to announce the release of The Lost Decade: Players of the 1970s Cardinals by Gary W. Abbott. The book profiles all 228 players who wore the uniform during an unusual chapter in the history of the St. Louis Baseball Cardinals. The 1970s was a decade of mediocrity complete with devastating trades and fan frustration. It may be surprising for present-day Cardinal fans to discover that the team struggled through a forgotten decade of defeat with a roster of world-class players. The book features many unique and talented Cardinal players of the Seventies, from the Hall of Famers to the late-season call-ups.  Read about past highlights and current whereabouts of all the Cardinal players that comprised the team during the decade. The book includes seasonal recaps, best and worst trades of the decade, first-round draft picks, and stats for the decade's leaders in the hitting and pitching categories.

Gail Rucker, Dan@bluebirdbookpub.com, Bluebird Publishing, 314-918-9800, www.bluebirdpub.com

 

SENIOR OLYMPICS CELEBRATES 36 YEARS

Over Memorial Day weekend, The J will celebrate the 36th Annual St. Louis Senior Olympics. This Olympic-style competition promotes the health and wellness of men and women 50 years of age and better by providing them opportunities to participate in competitive sports and social events. In 1979, a group of community volunteers and the Jewish Community Center brought forth the idea for Senior Games to take place in the St. Louis area. The St. Louis Senior Olympics now touts over 90 individual and team events at 13 of St. Louis' finest athletic venues, stretching from as far west as Wentzville to the heart of St. Louis at historic Forest Park. Astounding success in terms of participation and support has allowed the St. Louis Senior Olympics to be celebrated as the most prestigious and recognized Senior Games in the country. For more information or to register and get involved, please visit our website stlouisseniorolympics.org or call the Senior Olympics Office at 314-442-3216. 

Sarah Rubin, solympics@jccstl.org, St. Louis Senior Olympics, 314-442-3216, stlouisseniorolympics.org


MARCH IS CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME MONTH
MediNurse, St. Louis provider of private duty nursing, wants to remind everyone that March is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Month. Everyone feels tired every now and then; sometimes we just need rest. After a good night's rest, most people feel refreshed and ready for a new day. If you feel chronically tired or tired after a good night's sleep, it may be time to seek medical advice. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a special condition that typically involves fatigue that lasts six months or longer, and is not related to other medical conditions. The symptoms of CFS can include muscle pain, memory problems, headaches and tender lymph nodes. CFS typically occurs in people who are middle-aged and can affect women more than men. If you have felt tired for several weeks, call your healthcare provider. A doctor can assess your sleep, daily activity, appetite and exercise to decide the best options for you. A physical exam or lab tests might be suggested. If medications are prescribed, they may target underlying health problems such as anemia or irregular thyroid activity. MediNurse offers private duty care services customized to the individual needs and expectations of the client, patient and loved ones to ensure the best care possible. 

For more information email contact@medinurse.com, MediNurse Private Duty Care, 314-781-2800, www.medinurse.com

 

LIBRARY OFFERS MEMORY WORKSHOPS

St. Louis County Library presents Memory in Motion workshops for people with memory loss. Join us on a sensory journey, engaging the body-mind connection through reading, reminiscence, gesture and movement. This workshop will be led by David Marchant, Professor of the Practice in Performing Arts at Washington University, accompanied by students of the dance program. Recommended for people with early to mid stage memory loss and their caregivers. Registration required with Lynn at 314-420-1444. Held at 10:00 a.m. at the following branches on these dates: April 21st at Natural Bridge Branch. April 23rd at Tesson Ferry Branch. April 27th at Samuel C. Sachs Branch. May 5th at Florissant Valley Branch. May 11th at Daniel Boone Branch. May 26th at Bridgeton Trails Branch. This program is a partnership of St. Louis County Library System and Maturity and Its Muse.

Lynn Hamilton, lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org, Maturity And Its Muse, 314-420-1444, maturityanditsmuse.org
In Search Of...

VOLUNTEERS: CITIZENSHIP TUTORS

Volunteers needed to tutor foreign-born adults. Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services is seeking adult volunteers for the non-profit agency's Citizenship Program. Volunteers are matched with foreign-born individuals and married couples who need tutoring to pass the U.S. citizenship exam. Weekly, 60-minute tutoring sessions are held in the student's home. Training and teaching materials are provided for volunteers to teach basic English, U.S. history and civics for limited English speakers. Volunteers are requested to make a six month commitment. Foreign language skills may be helpful, but are not required. Most students live in South St. Louis City and South, Central and West St. Louis County. For additional information, please contact Ellen Sherman at 314-645-7800, ellen.seherman@bilingualstl.org.
Ellen Sherman, ellen.sherman@bilingualstl.org, Bilingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org

 

VOLUNTEERS: REIKI & MASSAGE THERAPISTS

You are the hands (and Energy) of hospice! With your presence and your Reiki and/or massage therapy skills, you can bring oomfort to our patients with life-limiting illnesses. If you are a person with a heart and hands for hospice and are a certified massage therapist or a Reiki Level II or above, our volunteer program needs you! Our patients reside throughout the St. Louis, St. Charles, St. Louis County area in their own homes or in facilities, so you can decide where and when you'll make visits. Please call 314-592-3670. A comprehensive training is provided free of charge. For more information, http://www.optumhospice.com/who-we-are/volunteer.

Karen Riley, karen_riley26@optum.com, Optum Palliative and Hospice Care, 314-592-3670, www.optum.com

 

VOLUNTEERS: HOMEBOUND HELPERS

Have a serving heart? Looking to volunteer in a way that makes a difference in someone's life? Tri-Cities Faith in Action needs you! Our program connects compassionate volunteers with homebound seniors whose independence depends on the help of our volunteers. There are many ways you can help. Whether it's driving a senior to a doctor appointment, getting groceries, or helping with minor home repairs, we can help you find a way to serve their needs. There is a great need for volunteers in the Granite City area. Not able to give your time but still want to help? Consider donating. Your donation helps to show our volunteers appreciation for what they do, and it helps support the Tri-Cities Faith in Action program so we can continue to help homebound seniors in need. If you are moved to be a part of our team, to show your support by donating any amount, or to simply request more information, call us at 618-877-9020 or e-mail us at: trifaithinaction@gmail.com.

Sarah Sanchez, FIA_program_manager_ccmc@cc.dio.org, Faith in Action, 618-877-9020
Events - Lectures & Continuing Education

FRIDAY, MARCH 27

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at IBEW/NECA Service Center

Workplace Violence Prevention Seminar. Held at the IBEW/NECA Service Center, 5735 Elizabeth Avenue, 2nd Floor. Building will open at 7:30 a.m. for registration. Cost: $100 and includes Continental Breakfast, Handouts and Certificate of Completion. Please visit us at stlsafety.org for more information on this seminar.

Chris Merli, chris.merli@stlsafety.org, Safety Council of Greater St. Louis, 314-621-9200, stlsafety.org

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Meramec Community College

Finding Purpose and Passion Workshop. Are you facing the uncharted post-career years and wondering what's next? Many of us in the third chapter of life feel unsettled, restless, and adrift. We believe the years between 50 and 75 can be some of the best, but don't know how to make sense of the changes we're facing. If you are looking for new meaning in work and life, this powerful interactive learning experience will teach you how to tap into the power of purpose. Whether you're seeking an encore career, looking for enlivening volunteer work, or reinventing your sense of identity, knowing your purpose will guide you to increased vitality, creativity, and fulfillment. This full-day workshop will take place at St Louis Community College, Meramec Campus. To register, call 314-984-7500. 

Carol Watkins, carol@carolwatkinscoaching.com, Carol Watkins Coaching, 314-346-5937, www.carolwatkinscoaching.com

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 10

8:00 a.m. at Southview Assisted Living

Join us for our April Find Out Friday. Attorney Jackie Capriano will present, "Spring Cleaning: Estate Planning Documents." Seating is limited, so please RSVP by calling 314-966-8077 or email Leckhardt@yourestatematters.com.

Logan Eckhardt, Leckhardt@yourestatematters.com, Amen, Gantner & Capriano - Attorneys at Law, Your Estate Matters, L.L.C., 314-966-8077, www.yourestatematters.com

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Seasons Hospice

Quality of Life for End Stage Dementia Patients: A Continuing Education program offering enhanced caregiving strategies and implementation techniques which bring quality for end-stage dementia patients. Developed by Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 3660 S. Geyer Rd., St. Louis MO 63127. Presenters: Joyce Simard and Russell Hilliard. Please RSVP.

Dawn Mullins, DMullins@seasons.org, Seasons Hospice of Missouri, 314-909-6200, www.seasons.org

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Forest Park Community College

Re-imagining Your Life Now Workshop. Do you need to re-tool your professional skills after many years? Are you a Baby Boomer nearing retirement? Do you need a new direction? Determine what might replace the traditional retirement path with a powerful interactive learning experience. Clarify your intention, take action and set your goals all while supporting other group members who share similar objectives. This day-long workshop will be held at St Louis Community College, Forest Park Campus. To register, call 314-984-7500.

Carol Watkins, carol@carolwatkinscoaching.com, Carol Watkins Coaching, 314-346-5937, www.carolwatkinscoaching.com

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 12

at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

The Changing Landscape of Long-Term Care. An all-day conference to bring together professional long-term caregivers with individuals from the community to learn dynamic strategies, innovative tools and available options. Two tracks of breakout sessions feature a complete line-up of experts. For Professionals, Caregiving at Its Best offers key strategies to enhance your skills in long-term care. For Community Members, Learning the Essentials offers advice from financial, legal and geriatric experts. Registration costs are $125 with 7 CEUs, $65 without CEUs and $35 for the general public (includes students, families and their individual loved ones). Program details available in late March. Easy online payment at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/VOYCE/event/550872/ or mail check to VOYCE, 8702 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63144 Sponsorships available (including exhibit space). See sponsorship levels at http://bit.ly/18DjtyA or call 314-919-2410. Sponsors receive exclusivity to the conference exhibit hall, designated number of registration plus many more benefits.

Kristin Pendleton, kpendleton@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-919-2410, www.voycestl.org
Events - Health & Wellness

MONDAY, MARCH 16

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Washington U.

Washington University's Dr. Luigi Fontana, MD, will present Promoting Health and Longevity Through Diet: Metabolic and Molecular Mechanisms. The lecture is free and open to all. Parking validation available. http://publichealth.wustl.edu/events/aging-seminar-health-longevity-diet/.

Stephanie Herbers, sherbers@wustl.edu, Washington University, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, 314-747-9234, http://publichealth.wustl.edu/aging.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 16

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Senior Services Plus

The Older Adults Health Council and Senior Services Plus are co-sponsoring the "Just for the Health of It" Spring Health Fair, at Senior Services Plus, 2603 North Rodgers Avenue in Alton, Illinois. The health fair will offer 55 vendors from organizations around the Metro East Community. Free health screenings will be available, and door prizes and giveaways offered through individual vendors. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 618-465-3298 ext. 100 or visit www.seniorservicesplus.org

Kimberly Campbell, kcampbell@seniorservicesplus.org, Senior Services Plus, 618-465-3298, www.seniorservicesplus.org

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 19

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Seniors Home Care

Free Family Caregiver Training. Whether you are a seasoned caregiver or planning care for a family member, spouse or friend, this free class will cover monitoring and handling medications; incontinence care; home safety; proper body mechanics to protect yourself against injury; Alzheimer's Disease and dementia awareness; caregiver stress and more. This class is taught by a Seniors Home Care registered nurse. Seating is limited, so call 314-962-2666 today to reserve a spot.

Ted Ryan, ted@seniorshomecare.com, Seniors Home Care, 314-962-2666, http://www.seniorshomecare.com/how-we-can-help/shc-university/

 

BEGINNING MARCH 23

At St. Louis Community College

SLCC Continuing Education is pleased to offer the Caregiving at Home Series, a personal enrichment opportunity for individuals caring for a family member, friend or helping those needing assistance with personal care. Whether you're a family member, a concerned friend, or a community volunteer helping a senior with household tasks, personal and/or health care in the home setting or transportation, this 8-week workshop provides helpful information. Throughout this workshop resources and support for the caregiver will be addressed. While the course is primarily for the nonprofessional caregiver, portions of the course may be very useful to professionals providing care for family or close friends. The 8-week program begins Monday, March 23.  Individuals may come to the entire workshop or select individual sessions. AHCE:701 | Section 650. Fee: $129. Call 314-984-7777 to register.

Timothy Gallo, tgallo@stlcc.edu, St. Louis Community College-Continuing Education, 314-539-5741, www.stlcc.edu/ce

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Vue 17

AccessibleSTL: Creating an Inclusive Culture. Paraquad hosts a panel discussion about accessibility, inclusion and best practices for promoting a fully integrated environment for people with disabilities. Knowledgeable representatives from several St. Louis area organizations will discuss how they've successfully engaged a largely untapped employee and customer base. You'll learn how Paraquad's AccessibleSTL program can provide you and your organization a customized plan to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities and further our goal of making St. Louis a model of accessibility. Held at  Vue 17, 1034 S. Brentwood Blvd., 17th Floor. Panelists will include representatives from Ameren Corp., the City of Clayton, Monsanto Co., MTM Inc., VSA Missouri and Wells Fargo Advisors. Light breakfast will be served. RSVP to accessiblestl.eventbrite.com by March 13, 2015. For questions please contact Christy Herzing, Community Access Coordinator at 314-289-4264 or email cherzing@paraquad.org.

Christy Herzing, cherzing@paraquad.org, Paraquad, 314-289-4264, www.paraquad.org

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 14 & WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

6:00 p.m. at Des Peres Hospital

Pain in a joint often arises due to cartilage damage, either from injury or general wear and tear. As a result, the joint becomes less mobile and even more painful. Learn the causes, symptoms and treatment alternatives for knee and hip osteoarthritis pain, including therapy, diet, medications and surgical techniques. Call 1-888-457-5203 to register. All classes held at Des Peres Hospital in Conference Room 2. Next two sessions are April 14 with Dr. Corey Solman and April 15 with Dr. Leo Whiteside.

Simone Valle, simone.valle@tenethealth.com, Des Peres Hospital, 314-966-9695, www.despereshospital.com

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 24

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Power of Play. 4.5 hours CEUs. Conference will address the neuroscience of play and how to put play into work, have more fun in your office, and offer " tools for taboos" when dealing with sex and death in therapy. 

Beth Quick-Andrews, pstl@qabs.com, Psychotherapy Saint Louis, 314-416-2260, www.psychotherapysaintlouis.org

 

SATURDAY, MAY 2

St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP) will hold its next equipment donation drive on May 2nd. St. Louis HELP accepts tax-deductible donations of manual and power wheelchairs, electric hospital beds, shower chairs, canes/crutches/walkers, grab bars, elevated toilet seats, portable commodes, lift chairs, seating cushions, back supports, folding ramps. See www.stlhelp.org or call 314-567-4700 for more information.

Liz Cannon, cannonliz@yahoo.com, St. Louis HELP, 314-567-4700, www.stlhelp.org

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Salem United Methodist

World of Wellness Health Fair for Older Adults will take place at the Salem United Methodist Church located at 14825 Manchester Road, Ballwin, MO 63011. The Department of Human Services' Saint Louis County Older Resident Programs, CORP, is sponsoring this event to help seniors learn tools to increase energy, decrease stress, and improve wellbeing. In addition to information tables and demonstrations, the event also offers healthy living tips and blood pressure screenings. Call 314-615-4516 for more information about the World of Wellness Health Fair or to connect to services that promote independence to Saint Louis County Seniors living in their own homes.

Kylie Christanell, kchristanell@stlouisco.com, Saint Louis County Older Resident Programs, 314-615-4516, www.stlouisco.com

 

FRIDAY, MAY 29

8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. at SWIC

Mark your calendars for the 2015 Healthy Living Expo "Head to Toe" event at Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Avenue in Belleville, Illinois. Free admission and free parking with shuttle from parking lot to the door. Free health screenings including cholesterol/glucose finger sticks, bond density, pulse ox, balance assessment, drivers' rehab, blood pressure and heart risk assessment. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to participate as a vendor visit www.AgeSmart.org.

Tamara Stancil, tstancil@agesmart.org, AgeSmart Community Resources, 618-222-2561, www.agesmart.orgrt.org

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

8:30 a.m. in Forest Park 

Compassionate Nursing Services is a proud sponsor of the 2015 ALS Walk to help support the fight to defeat ALS. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m. in Forest Park near the Visitors & Education Center. Everyone is welcome to join the walk and if you would like to help sponsor our team please contact us at admin@compassionstl.com. This is our 3rd year to sponsor and for every dollar raised Compassionate will match with respite hours. Help Compassionate Nursing Service support our local Association and those here in St. Louis struggling with ALS.

Matt Skaggs, mskaggs@compassionstl.com, Compassionate Nursing Services, 314-432-4312, www.compassionllc.com

 

AUGUST 17, 18, 19

At the Lodge of the Four Seasons

"Set Sail for the Future" Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging will host the 12th Annual Show Me Summit on Aging and Health on August 17 through 19, 2015 at The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO. The Show Me Summit on Aging and Health is the premier senior event of the year. Additional details on training and educational presentations can be found at www.ma4web.org.

Catherine Edwards, cedwards@ma4web.org, Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging, 573-619-6185, www.ma4web.org
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Delirium associated with 7.4 additional hospital days and $8,000 more in hospital costsA new study presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)... View More...
Routine bisphosphonate treatment for women over age 65
3/25/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Treatment costs estimated at $2 billion annually, or $205,500 per avoided hip fractureOsteoporosis is a disease of progressive bone loss affecting more than 44 million Americans and contributing... View More...
Only 45% of people with Alzheimer's disease are given their diagnosis
3/24/2015 7:00:00 AM Aging Research
The Alzheimer’s Association find that disclosure rates for the disease are “disturbingly low,” with less than half of patients reporting that they were told the diagnosis. View More...
The Oldest Old are changing Canada
3/24/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
In 1971 there were 139,000 Canadians aged 85 and over. By 2013 their numbers had risen to 702,000. The Oldest Old as they have become known today represent 2% of the total Canadian population. View More...
Less futile end-of-life care observed where palliative care knowledge is greater
3/24/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
When a nursing home patient is dying, aggressive interventions such as inserting a feeding tube or sending the patient to the emergency room can futilely exacerbate, rather than relieve, their... View More...
Even at a molecular level, taking it slow helps us cope with stress
3/23/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a new molecular pathway critical to aging, and confirmed that the process can be manipulated to help make old blood like new... View More...
mHealth app ideal for breast cancer risk assessment, prevention
3/21/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Dartmouth investigator finds mobile health devices acceptable to older, diverse, and low income womenInterviewing women at a breast-imaging center in an urban safety net institution before and... View More...
Study warns of increasing incidence of brain bleeds in US population over next 15 years
3/21/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
A study estimates that by 2030, around 60,000 Americans a year will develop chronic brain bleeds, with many needing neurosurgery. This may put a strain on the medical community. View More...
Trust grows with age and is good for well-being, study shows
3/20/2015 3:00:00 AM Aging Research
New research finds trust grows as we age and there is a strong link between trust and well-being through life, suggesting it is not a liability for older people. View More...
Protecting against memory loss with olives
3/20/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
It has long been proven that people who follow a Mediterranean diet and keep physically and mentally active are less likely to suffer from dementia. View More...
Vitamin D may help prevent and treat diseases associated with aging, Loyola study finds
3/20/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Vitamin D may play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of diseases associated with aging, according to researchers at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON). View More...
Senior citizens increasingly satisfied with their sex lives
3/19/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Senior citizens have experienced a considerable improvement in their sex lives since the 1970s. View More...
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